Canada-Wide Analysis of Official Language Training Needs in the Area of Justice

Appendix B - Research Issues

General
  Questions Indicators Data sources
1. What are the main obstacles that minority language individuals encounter when they appear before the courts on a matter under federal jurisdiction? In what areas of the administration of justice are there obstacles that urgently need to be overcome?
  • Study findings
  • Testimonials and observations
  • Informed opinions
  • Literature review
  • Case study
  • In-person interviews
  • Panel of experts

Training component
  Questions Indicators Data sources
2. For which justice services careers do training institutions offer few or no training programs to prepare candidates to fill bilingual positions? What are the obstacles to the emergence of such programs?
  • Review of the programs offered
  • Informed opinions
  • Document analysis
  • In-person interviews
3. In which justice services careers are the most pressing needs for initial training in order to meet the demand for and obligations regarding services in both official languages?
  • Review of the programs offered
  • Informed opinions
  • Document analysis
  • In-person interviews
  • Panel of experts
4. What resources and tools do training institutions need in order to meet this demand and these obligations?
  • Informed opinions
  • In-person interviews
  • Panel of experts

Development component
  Questions Indicators Data sources
5. To what extent and, if applicable, how do court administrators determine the training needs of court personnel in order to meet the demand for and obligations regarding services in both official languages?
  • Testimonials and observations
  • Informed opinions
  • Case study
  • In-person interviews
  • Panel of experts
6. Which federal justice services careers are most in need of professional development courses?
  • Literature review
  • Informed opinions
  • Literature review
  • In-person interviews
  • Panel of experts

Promotion and recruitment component
  Questions Indicators Data sources
7. 7. What linguistic challenges are implied by the changing workforce profiles in justice services careers? For example, what is the language proficiency profile of new cohorts in these careers?
  • Study findings
  • Socioprofessional profiles
  • Informed opinions
  • Literature review
  • Census industry and occupation data
  • Panel of experts
8. What are the most important recruitment goals and the best means of reaching them? (relate to Question 3)
  • Informed opinions
  • In-person interviews
  • Panel of experts

Training tools component
  Questions Indicators Data sources
9. What resources and tools do justice stakeholders (associations, law societies, courts) lack for meeting professional development needs?
  • Informed opinions
  • Document analysis
  • In-person interviews
  • Panel of experts
10. Which justice services careers currently have tools that support training or development, and what lessons are learned about expanding this offering to other careers?
  • Review of available tools
  • Informed opinions
  • Document analysis
  • In-person interviews
  • Panel of experts
11. How are training or development support tools disseminated to their target clienteles?
  • Review of dissemination strategies
  • Informed opinions
  • Document analysis
  • In-person interviews
  • Panel of experts

Coordination of the training component
  Questions Indicators Data sources
12. What mecanism for coordinating the training component would most likely ensure its effective and efficient implementation?
  • Findings about existing mechanisms
  • Informed opinions
  • Document analysis
  • In-person interviews
  • Panel of experts
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